Model Town case: Another trouble haunts Sharif family

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Model Town case: Another trouble haunts Sharif family

LAHORE - Another trouble haunts Sharif family as Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench comprising three judges was formed on Wednesday to hear pending cases regarding the 2014 Model Town tragedy.

The bench — formed on order of CJP last week — is headed by Justice Qasim Ali Khan and includes Justices Alia Neelum and Sardar Ahmed Naeem.

The bench will wind up pending cases regarding the Model Town case — in which 14 people had been killed and a 100 others injured during a police assault — within a fortnight.

Last week, CJP Nisar had taken suo motu notice of the delay in proceedings in the Model Town incident case after meeting a delegation of the victims' families at the Supreme Court's Lahore registry. He had also summoned record of the case and sought a report from the advocate general.

Meanwhile, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) while hearing a separate case regarding the Model Town incident, issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former deputy inspector general Rana Abdul Jabbar, after he failed to appear in court despite being summoned.

He was one of the 116 policemen who were indicted by the ATC last week for their alleged involvement in the Model Town incident.